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  • Nisi Shawl’s Talk Like a Man in True Review - By Andy Andrews True Review September 2020 I find Nisi Shawl’s writing intriguing and satisfying on many levels. And all that, plus more, awaits readers of TALK LIKE A MAN Plus. “Women of the Doll.” This tale introduces Josette, who brings an assortment of very real, very alive voodoo-like dolls to life, even if they […]
  • Bodies and Barriers: Editor Adrian Shanker in Conversation with Contributors - Bureau of General Services—Queer Division September 19th, 2020 Video of the Zoom event that the Bureau hosted on September 17, 2020. Named by NBC News as one of “10 LGBTQ Books to watch out for in 2020” and by Book Riot as one of the “six best books addressing healthcare system inequities,” Bodies and Barriers: […]
  • PM Press Sells Ebooks to Internet Archive: “We want our books to be in every library” - By Caralee Adams The Internet Archive September 21st, 2020 Like any commercial publisher, Ramsey Kanaan wants to make money and have as many people as possible read his books. But he says his company, PM Press, can do both by selling his books to the public and to libraries for lending – either in print […]
  • Urban, Gritty, and Grayscale: Why Dystopian Literature Is Totally Punk Rock by Michelle Cruz Gonzales - By Michelle Cruz Gonzales Razorcake September 8th, 2020 1984: Past, Present, Future In 1984, the actual 1984, I saw the band Reagan Youth at the Democratic Convention held that year in San Francisco with my friend, and soon-to-be bandmate, Nicole Lopez. I was fourteen, clad in black and flannel, with freshly chopped hair. Nicole’s mom […]
  • Many Movements, Many Steps Forward, a “Movements of Movements conversation” - with Silvia Federici, Kali Akuno, Jeff Corntassel, and Xochitl Leyva Solano. Moderated by Matt Meyer and Magdalene Moonsamy September 4th, 2020 Perspectives from Turtle Island/Abya Yala in a Global Context Conversations with and between Kali Akuno, Jeff Corntassel, Silvia Federici, and Xochitl Leyva Solano Moderated by Matt Meyer and Magdalene Moonsamy [TBC] September 4, 2020, […]
  • Running Down the Walls 2020 video - Over the weekend I was invited to document Running Down the Walls 2020 in Philly, an annual 5K held in cities and prisons across the US in solidarity with prisoners. This was the first time all surviving MOVE 9 were together in 40 years, and Chuck Africa spoke publicly for the first time since 1978 […]
  • Adrian Shanker on Inside Out on WPFW - By Ed SternInsideOut on WPFW.orgSeptember 15th, 2020 Adrian Shanker is an award-winning activist and organizer whose career has centered on advancing progress for the LGBT community. He has worked as an arts fundraiser, labor organizer, marketing manager, and served as President of Equality Pennsylvania for three years before founding Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, […]
  • Voting in Person or by Mail? - By Ted Glick I finally signed up for and yesterday started making calls to battleground states to help build the vote for Biden and other non-Republicans. I did so through the group Indivisible. I spent a couple of hours making calls to Michigan. Many of the people I spoke to were African American. My best […]
  • Diary of a Smoke Refugee - By David Rovics September 19th, 2020 As Arun Gupta tweeted the other day, “Pardon the catastrophic global warming, we now return you to your regularly scheduled state violence.” It’s been quite a week here in Oregon. I know there are plenty of other horrors happening in the world. The invisible ones are the worst. Like […]
  • Understanding the Multifaceted Far-Right Movement with Matthew N. Lyons - By Allen Ruff A Public Affair, WORT September 17th, 2020 The far-right movement isn’t monolithic—it’s a complex spectrum of organizations and ideologies. To help us break it down, today Allen is joined by Matthew N. Lyons, co-author of the landmark book Right-Wing Populism in America, to discuss the evolution of rightist trends and the rise […]
  • We need a plan to prevent a Trump takeover — and this anti-coup research shows the way - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence August 11th, 2020 By studying the research that shows how other countries have handled coup attempts, we can better counter or even prevent one of our own. I’m hearing a range of views on the likelihood of President Donald Trump refusing to leave office if Joe Biden wins in November. […]
  • What will it take to defend the election? Here’s one winning strategy - A knee-jerk protest won’t stop a Trump power grab. It’s going to take several clear, do-able strategies that together enable us to win. By George Lakey Waging NonViolence September 10th, 2020 How would you like a strategy that does all of the following? Enables you and your friends to act close to home. Gives you […]
  • My sister is nonverbal but she knows the words to every song. Now we’ve made an album together - By Ian Brennan The Guardian September 17th, 2020 Through my sister Jane, who has Down’s syndrome, I learned how to listen not just with my ears but my entire being I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area with my only sister, Jane, who has Down’s syndrome. We are just 14 months apart. She […]
  • Bodies and Barriers in the San Francisco Bay Times - By Michele Karlsberg San Francisco Bay Times September 2020 Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press), edited by Adrian Shanker, is considered to be the first book of the new decade that is a must have. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed conversations of health equity back at the forefront of our lives. The […]
  • Primitive Accumulation Closing Talk— Silvia Federici - International Institute of Social History May 29th, 2019 In all, the conference Primitive Accumulation, worked to thoroughly question the concepts that have been handed down to us by holding them up to history. Are state and market really so separate? Are peaceful exchange and violent expropriation really opposite poles? Is slavery really antagonistic to wage […]
  • Free Leonard Peltier— A New Song by Mat Callahan - 9/13/2020 Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore, Working-Class Heroes PM Press, 2019 Mat Callahan and Yvonne Moore, Working-Class Heroes: A History of Struggle in Song: A Songbook PM Press, 2019 Back to Mat Callahan’s Author Page
  • Trump, the far right, and the return of vigilante repression - By Matthew N. LyonsOriginally posted on Three Way Fight September 1st, 2020 Trump’s relationship with the far right is just as important in 2020 as it was in 2016, but the character of the relationship has changed dramatically. I’ve been revisiting the articles I wrote about Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, taking stock of […]
  • Primitive Accumulation Closing Talk —Peter Linebaugh - International Institute of Social History May 29th, 2019 In all, the conference Primitive Accumulation, worked to thoroughly question the concepts that have been handed down to us by holding them up to history. Are state and market really so separate? Are peaceful exchange and violent expropriation really opposite poles? Is slavery really antagonistic to wage […]
  • Speaking Out for LGBT Health: Interview With Editor of Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health - By Rex FullerOUT FRONT MagazineSeptember 8th, 2020 Many people are aware of the political debates concerning civil rights that have swirled around the LGBT community in recent years. Fewer people may be aware that frequently LGBT people experience poorer health outcomes in our society. What are some of those health disparities and how do they […]
  • 10 Books About the Promise and Perils of Alternative Schooling— Electric Literature - By Jae-Yeon Yoo Electric Literature September 9th, 2020 . The first day of school hits a little different this year, with hundreds of students logging in through Zoom, teachers protected with face shields, and potentially deadly risk for students, faculty, and staff attending in person. Debates have raged on about the pros and cons of […]
  • Shut Up, History: Paul Coates and Eddie Conway Are Talking — By Susie Day - By Susie Day Awhile back, a friend and I were talking about History and rebellions, and I lamented how the 1871 Paris Commune had failed. My friend, a self-avowed psychic, said, “Yes, history records very few total victories over oppression. That’s because, on this worldly plane, most things are not supposed to work out. It’s […]
  • Marx imagined a totally asexual worker— Silvia Federici - January 15th, 2019 Silvia Federici on Marx – and how he helps to understand why capitalism needs sexism. Silvia Federici is one of the most important feminist thinkers of our time – anyone looking for profound analyses of the role of housework, violence against women, or the importance of control over the body in capitalism […]
  • Ferris staff release new book, ‘Haste to Rise’ - Research documents university’s first Black students My San Antonio August 14, 2020 BIG RAPIDS — Research conducted by Ferris State University’s diversity and inclusion office detailing Ferris’ relationship with Hampton University in Virginia is documented in “Haste To Rise: A Remarkable Experience of Black Education During Jim Crow,” a book now available through PM Press. Vice […]
  • E is for Economy by Aftermath Ematics - By Aftermath Ematics @ftermathematics You can find them on Facebook too The International Monetary Fund says the global economy will lose £9.6tn as a result of the COVID pandemic. That’s £9,600,000,000,000. That sounds like a Bad Thing… but what does it actually mean? Most of the time, “the economy” feels like abstract stuff that’s overwhelming […]
  • With Over 115,000 Confirmed Cases, Incarcerated People Are Challenging Deadly Pandemic Conditions in Prisons - By Victoria LawTruthoutSeptember 6th, 2020 By Victoria Law, Truthout Published September 6, 2020 Share Share via Email Reading List Education & Youth It’s OK to Mourn When “Back to School” Means Staying at Home Politics & Elections Trump Wants to Punish US Cities That Don’t Pledge Allegiance to Him Prisons & Policing Incarcerated People Are […]
  • A Diverse, Collaborative Look at LGBTQ Health - By Sharon Papo Gay City News September 9th, 2020 Adrian Shanker, editor of “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health.” Courtesy of Michele Karlsberg Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The COVID-19 pandemic has placed conversations of health equity back at the forefront […]
  • Bodies and Barriers—OutSmart Magazine - By Terri Schlichenmeyer OutSmart Magazine September 4th Queer activists voice their frustrations with LGBTQ healthcare. You woke up this morning feeling pretty good, which was quite a relief. In these frightening, uncertain times, every day of wellness is a bonus—especially when you consider that healthcare for a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer patient can […]
  • Lessons of Vietnam War Era Peace Movement Applied to Today’s Climate Change Movement - Counter point— BTL Online Interview with Ted Glick, a progressive social change movement activist for more than 50 years, conducted by Scott Harris Ted Glick talks about his new book, “Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War,” an exploration of the sweeping landscape of the American Left during […]
  • Witches, The Commons, Reclaiming the Body and Discovering Our Power— Silvia Federici - By the Sacramento DSADecember 6th, 2019 Silvia Federici is a feminist activist, writer, and a teacher. In 1972 she was one of the cofounders of the International Feminist Collective, the organization that launched the Wages For Housework campaign internationally. In the 1990s, after a period of teaching and research in Nigeria, she was active in […]
  • Surreal Fiction, Social Commentary— Paul Park on Against the Grain - Against the Grain You might not expect weighty topics like class privilege and critical theory to be addressed in stories written by a science fiction and fantasy author. But Paul Park takes up these and many other issues in his latest book, a short story collection that features surreal developments and plot twists that play with […]
  • Huracán Harvey: Informes desde Texas. Solidaridad y Apoyo Mutuo - Por scott crow Kaosenlared September 6th, 2020 Bloque2opCambio climáticoEcología Tras el paso del huracán Harvey por Texas y la inundación de la ciudad de Houston están teniendo lugar múltiples iniciativas. Scott Crow [@Scott_Crow en Twitter], anarquista que participó en el colectivo Common Ground que ayudó en Nueva Orleans tras el huracán Katrina (ver entrevista aquí) defiende que […]
  • David Graeber’s Radical Vision - Against the Grain, KPFASeptember 9th, 2020 The untimely death of David Graeber, anthropologist, anarchist, and one of the initiators of Occupy Wall Street, has left an immeasurable void on the radical left. His friend and collaborator Andrej Grubacic reflects on Graeber’s wide-ranging contributions, from the long history of debt and class society, to the fundamental […]
  • Bodies and Barriers Excerpt in Epochalips - By Michele Karlsberg Epochalips September 2nd, 2020 Between COVID-19 and actions by the Trump administration to roll back LGBT health protections, healthcare has been front and center on our mind these last few months. The critically-acclaimed new anthology Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press) is timely. This book is edited by Adrian […]
  • Patterns in Resistance – Witches, Work and Womxn: Revolution from the Kitchen— Silvia Federici - As part of the biennial Alt_Cph 20: Patterns in Resistance the collectives YNKB, ANA and Salon Hysteria present a conversation between Silvia Federici and Nazila Kivi on Witches & Work; on Revolution from the Kitchen; on utopias and colonizations of care. The talk takes its starting point in the Danish midsummer tradition of ritualistic witch […]
  • Songs of Struggle, Songs of Hope— Mat Callahan on Against the Grain - Against the Grain 9/7/2020 There was plenty of labor militancy in the U.S. in the early 20th century. Much of that militancy was met with violence; workers were brutalized and sometimes murdered for organizing to demand fair wages and decent working conditions. These sometimes life-and-death struggles were enshrined in song. Mat Callahan talks about the tunes […]
  • When Trump Calls a Black Woman ‘Angry,’ He Feeds This Racist Trope - By Melena Ryzik, Reggie Ugwu, Maya Phillips and Julia Jacobs New York Times August 17th, 2020 President Trump’s use of the word to describe Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick, Kamala Harris, plays off a hurtful stereotype with a decades-long history. Kamala Harris may become the first Black woman elected as vice president, but for now she’s […]
  • Banned Media - By Taylor Perse Eugene Weekly August 27th, 2020 Anarchist and antifacist media groups are being taken down by Facebook Social media platforms are finally taking a step to fact check posts and remove pages that promote violence or white supremacy. But their guidelines for controlling content are blurred, and independent media is caught in the […]
  • Eviction Abolition: The Time Is Now - By David Rovics September 1st, 2020 It’s the beginning of the month. Do you know your neighbors? I have several questions for you. Can you imagine a society where the prospect of a forced eviction is considered completely barbaric, and is virtually or entirely unheard of in practice? Can you imagine the United States becoming […]
  • D is for Debt by Aftermath Ematics - By Aftermath Ematics @ftermathematics You can find them on Facebook too Without debt there could be no society. “I owe so much to my parents.” “Those doctors saved my life. I’ll forever be in their debt.” “Thanks for dinner. It’s on me next time.” “If that stranger hadn’t stepped in…” “Do me a favour…?” The […]
  • David Graeber – Bullsh*t Jobs: A Theory— A Book talk with Cory Doctorow - David Graeber talked about jobs that he says qualify as employment but are pointless and unnecessary. David Graeber was interviewed by Cory Doctorow. Recorded June 13th, 2018 Back to David Graeber’s Author Page | Back to Cory Doctorow’s Author Page
  • Collective Learning / Collective Care— Silvia Federici - This exceptional situation again illustrates something that feminist Silvia Federici – one of the founders of the International Feminist Collective – have been demanding since the seventies with their campaign Wages for Housework. They call for recognition of reproductive labour as labour. In her latest book „Beyond the Periphery of the Skin. Rethinking, Remaking, and […]
  • Bodies and Barriers Excerpts in Curve Magazine - Curve MagazineSeptember 2nd, 2020 Health is on all of our mindsduring The COVID-19 pandemic. More than 800,000 people have died from this dangerous virus around the world. The release of the critically-acclaimed new anthology Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health (PM Press) is timely. This book, edited by Pennsylvania-based activist Adrian Shanker, includes essays […]
  • In loving memory of our friend, comrade, and mentor…David Graeber - Andrej Grubačić shares some thoughts on David’s sudden passing. David Graeber was my mentor and my closest friend for the last twenty years. We have participated in dozens of political projects and wrote several things together. He was by far the most brilliant person I have ever met. We all have a good idea or two, […]
  • These Are The Bastards— Commoners Choir - By the Commoners Choir The clapping is coming to an end, and with it a big chunk of the goodwill, community and solidarity that were there when we first locked down and started to understand the value of the frontline workers and what they do for us. The neighbourliness isn’t fading away because we’re tired […]
  • C is for Commonwealth by Aftermath Ematics - By Aftermath Ematics @ftermathematics You can find them on Facebook too We get told that to get wealth, we need money. And to get money, we have to do waged work. And that the people who own the businesses where we work or the places we live are “wealth creators”. When it’s us who are […]
  • Reading up on race? Here are more than 30 Michigan authors to check out - By Dustin Dwyer Michigan Radio, NPR Jul 2, 2020 Books about race continue to dominate best seller lists. Weeks after outrage spilled into the streets over the killing of George Floyd, readers – mostly white readers, it seems – are trying to learn more about the work of anti-racism. Clearly, as many have pointed out, […]
  • Bodies and Barriers: new anthology shines light on queer health— Bay Area Reporter - By David-Elijah Nahmod Bay Area Reporter Tuesday Sep 1, 2020 ‘Bodies and Barriers’ Editor Adrian Shanker. photo: Meg Keller   There are few topics that aren’t included in the new anthology book Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health. Edited by Adrian Shanker, a Pennsylvania-based queer activist, Shanker was inspired to put the book together because […]
  • B is for Business as Usual by Aftermath Ematics - By Aftermath Ematics @ftermathematics You can find them on Facebook too Business as usual doesn’t exist * Business as usual has never existed …at least, not as a ‘normality’ that we can go back to * There is no ‘back to normal’ * We may long to go back to things as they were before […]
  • Silvia Federici on Post-Growth Societies - From the École d’innovation sociale Élisabeth-Bruyère Social Innovation School Back to Silvia Federici’s Author Page
  • Aca-Media : A panel on Organizing the Academic Workplace. - Film Adjusting the Focus on Somali-Americans: 'First Person Plural' and 'Muslim Youth Voices' by Chris Robé in PopMatters
  • Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry— A Review - This urgent book encourages readers to think about asylum in the context of neoliberal capitalism By Sophia Akram The New Arab August 27th, 2020 “You pay to die”. These words by a Nigerian artist who confronted the choppy Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy on a flimsy rubber dingy are one of the more sombre […]
  • Escalation in Portland - By David RovicsAugust 30th, 2020 If there is a point at which we realize we are taking our lives in our hands by just going downtown and marching in the streets, this might be it. Last night a man was shot to death near the Justice Center in downtown Portland, where protests have been taking […]
  • What Happens Now to All That Washington N.F.L. Merchandise? - The Redskins’ decision to rebrand transforms decades of memorabilia into artifacts of a racist name. By Jonah Engel Bromwich New York Times July 16th, 2020 Matt Pearson was born in Washington, D.C., in 1983, which means he is old enough to remember watching his hometown football team win their second Super Bowl in 1988. He […]
  • Life in the Ultra Resistance: A Tale of the Catholic Left - By Ron Jacobs Counterpunch August 28th, 2020 Like many other adolescents of my generation, I attended many protests against the US war in Vietnam. Like many antiwar protesters, I was inspired by many different writers, philosophies and other protesters. Among those inspirations—amidst the youthful rebels in SDS and the Yippies, the writings of Karl Marx […]
  • Why China Is Capitalist - Toward an Anti-Nationalist Anti-Imperialism By Eli FriedmanSpectre JournalJuly 15th, 2020 Twenty-first century China is capitalist. This represents a dramatic transformation for a country that had basically eliminated private ownership of the means of production by the end of the 1950s, while engaging in some of the twentieth century’s most radical political experiments during the following […]
  • Adrian Shanker on KBOO’s Preference - Preference August 25th, 2020 Today, we’ll be talking with Adrian Shanker, editor of the newly-released and critically-acclaimed book, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health. Adrian is Executive Director of Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, PA. An accomplished activist and organizer for LGBT health equity, Adrian has developed numerous health promotion campaigns to advance health equity […]
  • A is for Aftermath by Aftermath Ematics - By Aftermath Ematics @ftermathematics You can find them on Facebook too A different type of calculation: multiplying our power; subtracting ourselves from work; discovering a different set of equals… inventing a new logic.
  • Teaching history for indoctrination—James Loewen On Contact - On Contact with Chris Hedges August 22nd, 2020 Chris Hedges discusses the teaching of history as a form of indoctrination with Professor James W. Loewen. Loewen’s book: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong. His new book, a memoir, is: Up a Creek, with a Paddle: Tales of Canoeing and […]
  • Nazan Üstündağ interviews Havin Guneser on Building Free Life: Dialogues with Ocalan - By Erem Kansoy Nazan Üstündağ interviews Havin Guneser August 2020 Nazan Üstündağ interviews Havin Guneser, a spokesperson of the International Initiative “Freedom for Abdullah Öcalan—Peace in Kurdistan” about the book Building Free Life: Dialogues with Öcalan, published by PM Press in 2020. Havin explains the origin of the book, the challenges of creating a dialogue […]
  • Radical Publisher Alliance Statement on #NoAnarchistBan/Facebook Banning Anarchist, Antiracist, Antifascist Profiles from Facebook - A calculated effort to suppress social movements and the journalists and publishers that cover them. AUGUST 25th, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT:Stephanie Pasvankias, PM Press stephanie@pmpress.org (US & CA)Veruschka Selbach, Pluto Books veruschka@plutobooks.com (UK) Statement on Facebook Banning Anarchist, Antiracist, Antifascist Profiles from Facebook A calculated effort to suppress social movements and the journalists […]
  • David Pilgrim on Courageous Conversations - Courageous Conversations on WLVT August 7th, 2020 Join us as we talk with Dr. David Pilgrim, Founder and Curator of the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan. David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, and human rights activist. He is best known as the founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum—a […]
  • Reclaiming democracy and rebuilding politics at Cooperation Jackson.— Kali Akuno on This is Hell - This is Hell Guests: Kali Akuno and Ajamu Nangwaya October 28th, 2017 We are struggling to learn how to be democratic, because that is not something any of us have directly experienced on a consistent, systematic level. We are struggling to transform ourselves to be democratic actors in the world, and the people’s assemblies are […]
  • ‘Birth Strike’ by Jenny Brown – USA demographics book - By Daniel James Liberality June 16th, 2020 Politicians and pundits of all kinds are in agreement that the current birth rate in most industrialised countries is below replacement level, the number required to maintain the population. Accounting for mishaps and variations such as child mortality, this level is generally considered in Western societies to be […]
  • Online Discussion Series in September 2020: China and the Left – Critical Analysis & Grassroots Activism - By Ralf Ruckus gongchao.org August 17th, 2020 For the past decades, the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party has orchestrated a development program that has made the People’s Republic of China the ‘factory of the world.’ Strengthened economically it has increased China’s economic role and influence globally and promoted a regional military buildup in the […]
  • What New Orleans’ Common Ground Collective can teach us about surviving crisis together - Fifteen years after Hurricane Katrina, the Common Ground Collective’s uncommon success offers lessons on how to build effective mutual aid projects today. By Shane BurleyWaging NonviolenceAugust 20th, 2020 It started in Malik Rahim’s kitchen, as the waters from the broken levees continued to flow through New Orleans’ lower 9th Ward. A small group of activists […]
  • Big Girl— In Locus - Locus Magazine July 2020 Meg Elison, Big Girl (PM Press 5/20) The latest installment in PM’s “Outspoken Authors” series of slim collections showcases the Philip K. Dick Award winner with five stories (two original), plus an es­say and the traditional unusual interview conducted by Terry Bisson. “Both in fiction and non-fiction, Elison is clear-eyed, unsentimental, […]
  • Raising Monarchs, 2020 - By Ted Glick Future Hope Column August 23rd, 2020 Over the last 7-8 years my wife and I have spent the summer months raising monarch butterflies. We learned to do this because the number of monarchs in the United States has dropped precipitously over the last 25 years primarily because of habitat destruction and global […]
  • Capitalism and Witch-Hunts— Silvia Federici on Against the Grain - Against the Grain August 19th, 2020 The witch-hunts, for most of us, are a bizarre and irrational episode that took place in 16th and 17th century Europe and the so-called “New World”. They frequently leave us either scratching our heads in bewilderment or reminding ourselves of the dangers of unchecked religiosity. But for radical scholar […]
  • Facebook’s deplatforming of anarchists - PM Press Statement on Facebook Banning Anarchist, Antiracist, Antifascist Profiles from Facebook and Instagram A calculated effort to suppress social movements and the journalists and publishers that cover them. AUGUST 22, 2020 Facebook’s deplatforming of anarchist, antiracist, antifascist, and independent media on August 19th is a malicious threat to free speech and public dissent. The […]
  • Mayor Keller’s Killer Cops - By Keegan James Sarmiento Kloer and David Correia AbolishAPD August 16th, 2020 “Albuquerque police killed two more people last week, but Mayor Tim Keller continues to claim that defunding APD isn’t the answer and reform at APD is working. Should we believe him?” An Assessment of Court-Ordered Police Reform in Albuquerque By Keegan James Sarmiento […]
  • Training as action - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence July 2nd, 2012 Usually, direct action training is what it sounds like: training in preparation for a direct action. Sometimes, however, the training itself is the action. Consider this story. The members of a hospital workers union were frustrated because their strike was being disregarded by the employer. The formerly […]
  • No other choice: On the fight for abortions – past and present.— This is Hell Podcast - This is Hell October 15th, 2019 A lot of people who are for abortion rights talk about how important privacy is – and I think that’s going the opposite direction from where we need to go. We need to be making it more public, like the group Shout Your Abortion is doing, we need to […]
  • Pandemic Panhandling - By David Rovics August 15th, 2020 Occasionally, for one reason or another, I feel inspired to write an essay about my personal finances, mainly because, for me, it’s an interesting perspective, the really up-close and nitty gritty one. But also these days, the plight of artists is often in the news, along with the plights […]
  • Adrian Shanker on The New Masculine Podcast - The New Masculine Podcast August 13th, 2020 On this episode, Travis talks to Adrian Shanker, founder and executive director of the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Adrian is here to talk about the new book Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health, for which he is the editor and a contributing author. Through […]
  • Nine Mile Ride: Why Police Reform in Albuquerque Always Results in More Police Violence, Not Less - The view East from Nine Mile Hill By David Correia, Justin Bendell, and Ernesto Longa of AbolishAPDAbolishAPDAugust 10th, 2020 Don’t call it a nickel ride, like they do in Philly. And it’s not exactly a rough ride, like the kind the cops give in Baltimore. It’s called a Nine Mile Ride in Albuquerque because that’s […]
  • Strangers out there rallying for you— By Susie Day - Prison, Pandemic, and Why Donna Robinson Can’t Relax By Susie Day Long before the COVID-19 pandemic forced New York’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision [DOCCS] to bar ordinary people like us from visiting incarcerated loved ones, Release Aging People in Prison [RAPP] was working tirelessly to get loved ones out. Wait. That’s not quite […]
  • The Moment to Decide - By Ted Glick Future Hope Column August 7th, 2020 “Once to every soul and nationComes the moment to decide.In the strife of truth with falsehoodFor the good or evil side.Some great cause, God’s new Messiah,Offering each the bloom or blight.And the choice goes by forever‘Twixt that darkness and that light.” For reasons unknown, this song […]
  • Stuart Christie 1946-2020 Anarchist activist, writer and publisher - By John PattenKate Sharpley Library Stuart Christie, founder of the Anarchist Black Cross and Cienfuegos Press and co-author of The floodgates of anarchy has died peacefully after a battle with lung cancer. Born in Glasgow and brought up in Blantyre, Christie credited his grandmother for shaping his political outlook, giving him a clear moral map […]
  • Notes on the Postal Strike, 1970 - By Jeremy Brecher Root and Branch on the wildcat strike of US postal workers in 1970 and its implications. I A new labor movement is being born in America. It is the autonomous creation of the working class. It exists more potentially than actually, but its early seeds are appearing in wildcat strikes in the […]
  • Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry— Introduction - By Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine From Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry Citation: Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine, 2020, “Introduction,” S. McGuirk and A. Pine (eds) Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry (Oakland, CA: PM Press), pre-publication proof. Throughout the so-called Mediterranean refugee crisis of 2015–2016, […]
  • The Execution of Elephants and Americans - By Lee Camp Consortium News August 10th, 2020 Here’s a hint you might be on the wrong side of history — when your government officials have to pretend to be someone else when contracting with chemical companies that make killer cocktails. (Shutterstock) The first person to receive the electric chair in America was not a […]
  • Break out of your class bubble, get training and win! - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence October 16th, 2012 Many activists have access to anti-oppression trainings, and that’s one place to learn the kind of “inclusive strategizing” needed to build movements that cross class lines. But beware! Some traditional training styles that activists use have been influenced unwittingly by classist assumptions. I need to eat my […]
  • Anthology examines LGBT health-care issues - By Dave HowellTimes News Online/ Lehigh Valley PressAugust 10th, 2020 Adrian Shanker, Executive Director of The Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Allentown, has edited and contributed to a book that challenges the health-care system in the United States. “Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health” looks at a health-care system that, says Shanker, is all too […]
  • David Pilgrim on This Happened with Henry Veguilla - Collecting Jim Crow: Objects of Intolerance As a teen, David Pilgrim started collecting all sorts of racist artifacts.  Little did he know this fascination would become his life’s work, and lead him to become a nationally known expert on race relations.  He joined Henry to talk about this extraordinary journey. David Pilgrim is a professor, orator, and […]
  • Look for Me in the Whirlwind: From the Panther 21 to 21st-Century Revolutions - August 7th, 2020 with Sekou Odinga, déqui kioni-sadiki, and Matt Meyer Book Talk In 1969, 21 members of New York’s Black Panther Party, founded in an East Village apartment, were rounded up and charged with conspiracy to commit violent acts. A collective autobiography, “Look for Me in the Whirlwind,” recalls the fallout of those arrests, […]
  • From Freedom Summer to Black August - Why civil rights activists should champion a little-known prisoner holiday By Dan BergerDisssent MagazineAugust 19th, 2014 This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer, when thousands of mostly white college students from around the country traveled to Mississippi to contest segregation at its most violent source. Commemorations of the momentous civil rights campaign appropriately […]
  • Un-shitting the visual realm: Strategies for advertising resistance.— This is Hell Podcast - This is HellJanuary 28th, 2017 We only have so much attention that we can give to things – and if advertising and commercial imperatives and capitalist discourse is taking all of that space in our minds, it becomes much harder to think about alternatives. It’s capitalist realism – that idea that nothing else is imaginable, […]
  • Jeremy Brecher Webinar on Using Our Power to Stop Climate Disaster and Create a Just World - Labor organizer, climate activist, and historian Jeremy Brecher speaks about the role of the strike weapon in fighting the deepening and intertwined crises we face. Brecher is the author of Strike! and the co-founder and research director of the Labor Network for Sustainability. System Change Not Climate Change System is a seven-year-old network of ecosocialists […]
  • Why do we wait? On the revolutionary potential of death and grief.— Cindy Milstein on This is Hell - This is HellNovember 4th, 2017 How do we continually create as many spaces of care and community as we can, and keep them alive as long as we can? And when they get torn apart for a variety of reasons – because someone dies, because our projects fall apart as radicals – how do we, […]
  • Abdullah Öcalan: My Solution for Turkey, Syria, and the Kurds - By Abdullah ÖcalanJacobinAugust 7th, 2020 For over two decades, Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan has been held in the Turkish prison on İmralı Island. In this op-ed for Jacobin, he calls for a “democratic nation project” able to unite citizens of different ethnic backgrounds and cultural traditions. Capitalist modernity is history’s deadliest and most continuous crisis […]
  • 8 skills of a well-trained activist - By George Lakey Waging NonViolence June 11th, 2013 The history of training is a history of playing catch-up — but now’s the time for us to get a head start. As I write this dozens of trainers in Philadelphia near completion of a 17-day intensive called the “Super-T,” a kind of boot camp for trainers. […]
  • Tear Gas Ted Has A Tantrum — By David Rovics - By David RovicsAugust 7th, 2020 The liberal landed gentry dripping with multi-generational wealth and entitlement, as represented by Tear Gas Ted Wheeler, has made a pronouncement: the good folks trying to burn down the police station there in outer east Portland the other night were guilty of “attempted murder,” as twenty defenseless, though heavily-armed, police […]
  • Inside the dark, booming business of coerced immigrant detainee labor— This is Hell Podcast - This is HellJune 2nd, 2018 In these private detention centers across the country, people who have been detained are saying they’re forced to labor under the ‘Voluntary Work Program’ in which people who are in immigrant detention are supposed to work and be paid $1 a day. Contrary to what the name is, people who […]
  • Ted Glick on why European Americans must “Unlearn White Supremacy” on WBAI - By Milton Allimadi Black Star News—WBAI August 4th, 2020 Ted Glick is the author of the forthcoming Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in Catholic Left Resistance to the Vietnam War. Past writings and other information can be found at https://tedglick.com, and he can be followed on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jtglick.
  • A Sea Ethic - By Peter Marshall August 5th, 2020 The sea makes up about 70% of the Earth’s crust. This planet from space is blue rather than green or brown. The sea has larger biodiversity than a rain forest. Yet human beings are destroying it. It is being destroyed by our industrial activity which increases the acid in […]
  • What’s Going On In Portland? - By David RovicsJuly 28th, 2020 My best effort to describe the current precipice we’re on, in 2,000 words. I have been a resident of Portland, Oregon since 2007. So I have been hearing from more people than usual lately, all asking the same question: what’s going on in Portland? I find myself struggling to give […]
  • “Whether you’re fighting for your life in a doctor’s office, an emergency room, or a state legislature, this book is an invaluable resource.” - Bodies, Barriers: Queer Activists on Health in Ambush Magazine By Frank Perez Ambush Magazine August 6th, 2020 I hope you never need to read this book.  I hope you never get sick and have to navigate the most convoluted healthcare system in the world.  But if you do, this collection of short essays might just […]
  • Disaster Anarchy w/ scott crow— Solecast - SolecastAugust 7th, 2020 An in depth discussion with scott crow, co-founder of Common Ground Relief Effort in New Orleans. scott is also an author, musician and a spokesperson for the Agency collective.  We talk about how anarchist strategies and ideas have evolved in the context of the pandemic.  We discuss how dramatically daily life has […]
  • The Lucky Strike: A Fabulist Review - When history goes ‘wonderfully wrong’ By Josh WilsonThe FabulistMay 24th, 2019 It takes no small degree of presumption and vision, not to mention technical mastery as a writer, to give history an alternative ending, and make it real. Beautifully, vividly and grippingly real. Exhibit A in today’s lecture is Kim Stanley Robinson‘s “The Lucky Strike,“ […]
  • The British State: Racist in the Line of Duty - Part 1 In the struggle against racism, changing public attitudes to racial difference is not the place to start, we have to go to the foundation which is the British State itself. In the United Kingdom people encounter extreme forms of violence not only at the hands of racist street thugs but by State employees. […]